Downtown Miami is the city's cultural center, home to most of Miami's museums and entertainment venues. The Miami Art Museum and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida are both located in Miami Cultural Plaza, and offer visitors the option of buying one-day passes to both museums. The city's sports centers are easily accessible from the area's free light rail system (the Metromover). Nearby is Miami's largest performing arts venue, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Downtown is also known for its parks, especially Bayfront Park, which hosts Miami's weekly DWNTWN concert series and Bayside Marketplace, an outdoor mall and popular tourist destination. Nightlife in downtown is centered around "Club Row" on NE 11th Street, where admission is less exclusive and pricey than the club scene on South Beach.
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Getting Around Miami
The best way to get around Miami is by public transportation (bus/metro) or by car, depending on where you are staying. If staying downtown, public transit is a convenient option. In downtown Miami, the Metromover runs every 90 seconds to 3 minutes depending on demand and operates from 5 a.m. until midnight every day.
Nearby Airports
  • Miami-Dade International Airport-MIA
Airport Taxis
  • $22
Things to Do and See Near Downtown
  • South Beach
  • Seaquarium
  • Zoo Miami
  • American Airlines Arena
  • Coral Castle
  • Marlins Park
  • Villa Vizcaya
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Miami Science Museum
  • Freedom Tower
  • Venetian Pool
  • Miami Art Museum
  • Key Biscayne
  • Venetian Islands
  • Stiltville
  • Little Havana
  • Wynwwod
  • Miami Design District
  • Downtown Miami
  • Calle Ocho